• Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Transoms  

This Osaka-style woodwork, which provides Japanese-style houses with a means of tasteful decor, as well as ventilation, evolved…

  • Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Though the origins of Osaka cabinetwork are uncertain, the skills involved are thought to have become specialized during the 15th century, when…

  • Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

During the Azuchi-Momoyama period, production of tobacco knives began in Sakai, and in the early Edo period, broad-bladed kitchen knives and…

  • Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Butsudan (Osaka Style Household Buddhist Altars)  

This craftwork dates back to the Asuka era (late6C-early7C), when temple architects and…

  • Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

Two books written in the late 17th century state that tinware was manufactured and sold in Osaka at the time. A shopping guide for merchants…

  • Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

It is believed that Paulownia Wardrobes was first created in Osaka. The manufacturing technique of Osaka Wardrobes was already established during…

  • Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

An early form of these blinds is thought to have been used during the Asuka and Nara eras (late 6C-8C). The prototype of the present style was…

  • Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

During the Edo period, Osaka Prefecture, which is a large production area of cotton such as Kawachi and Izumi, was known all over Japan as a big…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture
Naniwa brushmaking dates back prior to the Nara era (8C), when such brushes are said to have been used to lacquer such items as Buddhist statues,…
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

The tortoise shell processing technique was supposedly brought to Nagasaki from China, eventually making its way to Osaka and Tokyo.  

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

Around the end of the 16th century, incense-making was brought to Sakai, where Japan's first incense sticks were produced. Sakai had become well-…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

This three-stringed musical instrument is thought to have come from China through the Ryukyu Islands to Japan in the early 15th century. With…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture
Carp streamers are raised in celebration of Children's Day (May 5) in Japan. Under the instruction of a paper carp manufacture in Nagoya, Japan's…
  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

This handcraft is said to date back to the Asuka era (late6C-early7C), when a foreigner who drifted ashore to Nishiki-no-hama beach in Osaka…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

Glass beads (Tombodama) were first brought to Japan via the Silk Road during the Nara period (710-794). Domestic production petered out during the…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

Due to the incredible development of Nanbanshibori, a Japanese traditional coppaer liquation method, more than ten thousand coppersmiths worked in…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

Papier-mâché was introduced from China and its techniques developed in Kyoto during the Momoyama era (late 16C to early 17C). Subsequently, Osaka…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

It is said that Fukae Sedge Handwork began about 2000 years ago when people moved to Fukae area (current Higashinari-ku, Osaka City) from Nara…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

Imai Shobei, who is known as the originator of the lacquer brush-making technique in the Kansai area, supposedly taught his skills to a man named…

  • Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture

The production of farming baskets using high quality local bamboo commenced in the Nara era (8C). Along with the increasing popularity of the…